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BA (Hons) Dance (Accelerated)

University of Suffolk
2 years
Bachelor's degree
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University of Suffolk

Program description

BA (Hons) Dance (Accelerated)

The BA (Hons) Dance program is the first two-year work-based dance degree in the UK, representing a unique partnership between the University of Suffolk and Dance East. Responding to growth in demand for dance artists working in health, education and community settings this innovative course will prepare you for a successful career within this context.

TheBA (Hons) Dance course at Dance East is designed to facilitate your development as a versatile dance artist. You will gain the technical, creative and professional skills and knowledge to work in a range of community, education and health settings. Your experience and employability will be enhanced through a unique interdisciplinary approach to dance that brings together a number of departments at the University, from health science to education to photography and film.

Admission requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

For those applicants studying A-Level & BTEC, we require 112 UCAS points, which equates to BBC (A-Level) or DMM (BTEC). To find out more about country specific requirements please visit our web-page or send us an information request

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Program content

Year 1

  • Module 1 - Teaching Dance 1: Exploring pedagogy
  • Module 2 - Choreography 1: Solo and group composition
  • Module 3 - Exploring dance technique
  • Module 4 – Theories and aesthetics of the body
  • Module 5 - Dance and health
  • Module 6 - Community engagement and participation
  • Module 7 - Professional practice
  • Module 8 - Entrepreneurship 1: Project design

Year 2

  • Module 9 - Teaching Dance 2: Leading and facilitating
  • Module 10 - Experiential anatomy, technique and embodiment
  • Dance Module 11 - Dance, film and documentary
  • Module 12 - Creation and performance
  • Module 13 - Choreography 2: Site-specific dance
  • Module 14 - Final Independent Research Project
  • Module 15 - Placement
  • Module 16 - Entrepreneurship 2: Project delivery

Scholarships & funding

  • International Scholarships: £1,500
  • EU Scholarships: £2,900 per year

Tuition fees

  • Full-time Tuition Fees: £11,100 p.a.
  • International / EU Tuition Fees: £12,150 per year

Continuing studies

This course responds to growth in demand for dance in health, education and community settings equipping students with the professional skills, knowledge and practical experience required for a career in this context.

Potential career opportunities nationally and internationally include work as community dance practitioners and choreographers, dance teachers, dance curators, producers and roles within dance management.

For those applicants studying A-Level & BTEC, we require 112 UCAS points, which equates to BBC (A-Level) or DMM (BTEC). To find out more about country specific requirements please visit our web-page or send us an information request

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University of Suffolk

The University of Suffolk is a transformational university. Being one of the newest in the UK, the University of Suffolk is not restricted by tradition and embraces change, to produce graduates who can easily adapt to a changing world. Taking...

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Why study at University of Suffolk

We're confident you would quickly feel at home on our beautiful waterfront campus along the famous sunshine coast of Suffolk. Our campus is stylish, modern and compact, surrounded by restaurants, bars, clubs, cinemas, as well as historic and cultural hotspots. Established in 2016, we are one of the newest universities in the country, which enables us to be dynamic and forward thinking in our approach. Our students are at the heart of everything we do, and we pride ourselves on consistently featuring within the top 10 for 'student experience' polls. Our students are taught by expert academics and industry professionals rather than graduate teachers, which is common practice in many universities. Teaching typically takes place in small classes and is supplemented by all the contact time and personal support you need.

  • Choose from over 200 Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes recognised all over the world
  • Live in a multi-cultural student town, located only 1 hour 20 minutes away from London by train
  • Enjoy living and studying on a small yet functional campus, where class sizes are purposely designed to ensure your academic experience is intimate and personal to you
  • Our wonderful team of staff will support your entire Academic journey – from Application through to graduation – and everything in between

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University of Suffolk

Waterfront Building
19 Neptune Quay
IP4 1QJ Ipswich Suffolk
United Kingdom

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